Language of God

Language of God

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A podcast on faith and science


Resurrection in the Time of Coronavirus
Apr 2 • 27 min
The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is central to our identities as Christians. We believe that Christ died for our sins and that he will come again one day. But we live in the times of social distancing, with Easter services that will happen…
Sean McDowell | Finding Common Ground
Mar 26 • 49 min
In this episode, Jim Stump is joined by author, speaker, and professor Sean McDowell. They talk about how apologetics has changed from his father’s original work a generation ago and how to reach those leaving the church today. But their conversation…
Coronavirus | Science & Faith in Pandemic Times
Mar 19 • 61 min
It’s not every day that we come face to face with science in such a drastic way as we have with the coronavirus, sweeping through our communities and upending our routines. Many of us feel a great deal of anxiety and worry and we want to respond to some…
Katharine Hayhoe | Global Weirding
Mar 12 • 65 min
Katharine Hayhoe is a climate scientist. And she’s a Christian. You may have noticed that climate change is not a topic that is often brought into the church because it often seems to divide people more than bring them together. But Katharine wants to…
Darrel Falk | The Bridge from Biology to Faith
Mar 5 • 44 min
In this episode, Jim Stump is joined by Professor Emeritus of Biology at Point Loma Nazarene University, Darrel Falk. Darrel reminisces about some of his experiences with the early genetic sciences as well as his role in the beginnings of BioLogos as an…
Kutter Callaway | Ministry in Theater Five
Feb 27 • 44 min
Kutter Callaway started leading youth ministry in Theater 5 with the big screen as a backdrop. Film, music, and art have always been one of his main entries into spirituality and led him to his position as Associate Professor of Theology and Culture at…
Charlotte vanOyen-Witvliet | Forward in Forgiveness
Feb 13 • 56 min
In a small laboratory, a participant sits with electrodes attached to her brow and a heart rate monitor humming in the background as she considers a time in her life when someone did wrong to her. This is a glimpse into a study of forgiveness. The results…
Mari Clements | Relationship as Revelation
Feb 6 • 47 min
From marriage and parenting to managing life in a world of social media, relationships are very central to our lives, and in some cases to our happiness and wellbeing. So what happens when problems arise in these huge aspects of our lives? In this…
Justin Barrett | Why Theology Needs Psychology
Jan 30 • 46 min
Science helps us to explain many things in the natural world. When it comes to psychology, it may even be able to help us understand why we think, behave, and believe the way that we do. Sometimes people fear these explanations, and even psychology…
April Maskiewicz Cordero | Teaching in the Tension
Jan 23 • 54 min
April Maskiewicz Cordero joins Jim Stump and BioLogos’ Resources Editor, Kathryn Applegate, to discuss what it’s like to teach college biology at a Christian college. She touches on her personal experience with the climate of conflict between science and…
Alister McGrath | Journey of Science, Story of Faith
Jan 16 • 47 min
Alister McGrath is one of the iconic voices in the dialogue between science and faith. After receiving his doctorate in biological sciences from Oxford University he decided to pursue theology with the same gusto that he approaches all of his intellectual…
Garrett & Amanda | Finding Harmony
Dec 12, 2019 • 43 min
In this episode we tell two stories of finding harmony in faith and science. The stories come from Garrett and Amanda, two young people who were deeply connected to young-earth creation—that is, until they started to see some cracks developing in their…
Dialogue with Reasons to Believe | Fuz & Darrel
Dec 5, 2019 • 55 min
This is Part 1 of our dialogue with Reasons to Believe. For many years BioLogos and Reasons to Believe have been having a dialogue about faith and science. The two organizations agree about the scientific conclusions on the ancient age of the Earth, but…
Dialogue with Reasons to Believe | Hugh & Deb
Dec 5, 2019 • 53 min
This is Part 2 of our dialogue with Reasons to Believe For many years BioLogos and Reasons to Believe have been having a dialogue about faith and science. The two organizations agree about the scientific conclusions on the ancient age of the Earth, but…
Science Mike | Intimate Mysticality
Nov 21, 2019 • 65 min
Mike McHargue, aka Science Mike, is the cofounder of The Liturgists podcast and host of the podcast Ask Science Mike. In this episode he shares the story of his own faith journey, which involves leaving the church and eventually finding his way back after…
Oliver Crisp | Truth Apt Truth Aimed
Nov 14, 2019 • 43 min
Theology is a tool we use to better understand God. But how does it work? How do we know when a theological claim is true? Jim asks these questions to professional theologian Oliver Crisp. Oliver’s search for theological truths has led him think and write…
Adam & Eve
Nov 7, 2019 • 50 min
Jim Stump is joined by BioLogos president Deb Haarsma to talk about one of the perennial science and faith topics—Adam & Eve. They lay out some of the different perspectives on Adam & Eve and also some of the problems that come along with each…
Marcelo Gleiser | Oceans of the Unknown
Oct 24, 2019 • 53 min
Jim Stump and Templeton Award winning physicist, Marcelo Gleiser dive into the ocean of the unknown, discussing the nature of science and how we know what we know. Since he was a child, Gleiser has been fascinated by the biggest questions about life and…
Rick Lindroth | Hope in a World of Wounds
Oct 17, 2019 • 44 min
The question of faith and science has often been posed in only one direction—how does faith affect science? As Christians, this question is more comfortable because it plants our religious beliefs in the center, keeping them untouched. But what about when…
BONUS | Identifying Hope
Oct 10, 2019 • 11 min
In this bonus episode, Language of God Producer Colin Hoogerwerf brings a short reflection on finding hope in the outdoors. Find more articles and resources about caring for creation at biologos.org or join a discussion about this episode at the BioLogos…
Lynette Strickland | Finding Beetles with God
Oct 3, 2019 • 42 min
On today’s episode, Lynette Strickland joins Jim and producer Colin Hoogerwerf to ruminate on her love for creation. Lynette shares how her childhood curiosity in the natural world grew into a passion for doing science, why variation in a species could…
Aaron Niequist | Learning to Swim
Sep 26, 2019 • 47 min
Growing up in the church, Aaron Niequist never imagined he would experience a faith crisis—until he did. On this episode, he recalls this time of doubt and what helped him through it. Aaron and Jim also discuss reviving liturgy and the seeing faith in…
John Walton | More Than History
Sep 19, 2019 • 51 min
Biblical interpretation is all about asking questions—How did Ancient Israel understand the book of Genesis? How much context do we, as modern readers, need to discover the intended meaning of the text? Does the text hold the answers to the questions we…
Fossils | A Window to God’s Creation
Sep 12, 2019 • 47 min
Fossils open a window deep into the history of the earth. Through that window we learn about how whales evolved from four-legged creatures to the aquatic animals we know today, we learn about our own species and where we came from, and we learn more about…
Krista Tippett | Life Together
Aug 29, 2019 • 53 min
The roaring current of stubborn partisan standoffs challenges us to cement ourselves in our views; dialogue erodes as we ditch the public conversation to wrap ourselves in the self-affirming comfort of our isolated belief nooks. Among the most…
Jonathan Merritt | Reimagining Sacred Conversation
Aug 22, 2019 • 50 min
It is all too easy to fall into the myopic assumption that our faith words are universal, that everyone has a shared understanding of what these words mean. But often this is not the case. Many times our sacred words—words like grace, mercy, wisdom—are…
John Ortberg | Sacred Habits
Aug 15, 2019 • 48 min
Our habits shape us in ways we often neglect, guiding the majority of our thoughts and actions. Pastor John Ortberg argues that when these save us from spending unnecessary energy on menial tasks, they are good. Trouble brews, however, when sin creeps in.…
Season 2 Trailer
Jul 30, 2019 • 2 min
In Season 2 of Language of God we’re going to hold faithfully to the truths of Christianity, while we explore the realities of this world, up to the limits of what we can know. Our guests include pastor John Ortberg, host of the On Being radio show Krista…
BONUS | Listeners Ask
Jul 19, 2019 • 32 min
Language of God has hosted many great guests already in its first season but as hard as we try, we can’t always get to all your questions. So while we’re between seasons, we thought we’d open the phone lines. Jim Stump, host of Language of God, and a few…
BONUS | Science & Theology for Emerging Adult Ministries
Jul 5, 2019 • 26 min
BioLogos is not the only organization tackling issues of science and faith today. Today’s episode features a panel from Science and Theology for Emerging Adult Ministries (STEAM), a project from Fuller Theological Seminary which offers resources to help…
BONUS | Cool Creations
Jun 20, 2019 • 10 min
This bonus episode highlights a few favorite ‘Cool Creations’ of people in the BioLogos community. From walking whales to the largest organism on earth, these astonishing snippets of God’s creation offer a reinvigorated view of the world around us.…
Rick Potts | A Long Becoming
May 30, 2019 • 53 min
Rick Potts has always had an interest in origins. As a kid, exploring the origins of musical instruments and the solar system fascinated him. In high school he stumbled upon the study of human origins; he has not stopped investigating since. Dr. Potts…
Elizabeth Conde-Frazier | Dynamic Theology
May 23, 2019 • 39 min
The Christian story is both universal and individual, all-encompassing and intensely personal. A robust theology holds the two in tension, weighing the church body against the single sanctuary. In this episode of Language of God, Dr. Elizabeth…
Peter Enns | God is Not a Helicopter Parent
May 16, 2019 • 51 min
How do we live when we don’t have all the answers? How do we find answers amidst Biblical contradictions? Theologian Peter Enns refuses to shy away from asking the larger questions about Christian faith. He brings these questions to his conversation with…
Richard Mouw | An Eternal Gentleness
May 9, 2019 • 50 min
In today’s episode, Jim talks to evangelical theologian Dr. Richard Mouw. Rich shares his experiences from working in interfaith dialogue and lays out a compelling vision for Christian civility. Reflecting on his career, he finds our polarized cultural…
Prayer
May 2, 2019 • 25 min
One of the foundational practices of faith, prayer is an essential part of Christian life. But what is prayer? How does it work? Can we see its effects? Does science have anything to tell us about prayer? In this episode on prayer, Language of God…
Bethany Sollereder | Lion Tennis in Heaven
Apr 25, 2019 • 45 min
In this week’s episode, Language of God host Jim Stump is joined by Dr. Bethany Sollereder to wrestle with the problems of natural evil and the origin of death—topics Bethany addresses in her new book God, Evolution, and Animal Suffering: Theodicy without…
Francis Collins | Dig Deeper
Apr 18, 2019 • 57 min
In the second half of our conversation with Francis Collins, he recalls writing Language of God over ten years ago and how the excited public response to the book sparked his idea for BioLogos. We reflect on the early days at the organization as well as…
Philip Yancey | What Good is Disappointment?
Apr 11, 2019 • 41 min
Philip Yancey is one of the most compelling and popular Christian authors of our time. But the Church has not always been good him: growing up in Atlanta included absorbing the confidently racist doctrine his childhood pastor distributed from the pulpit.…
Faith & Soil
Mar 27, 2019 • 21 min
Amidst a culture fostering skeptical apathy and fatalist visions of our planet’s future, how can we begin to strive toward a renewed creation? In this episode, our producer, Colin Hoogerwerf appeals to Dr. Steve Bouma-Prediger, Dr. Dan Richter, and Dr.…
Jennifer Wiseman | Light in Space
Mar 27, 2019 • 42 min
As she recounts her life in science, astronomer Jennifer Wiseman discusses faith in her work, human significance in a vast universe, and the mysterious awe inspired by investigating the cosmos. Spanning her life from gazing at the night sky as a child in…
Praveen Sethupathy | Goodness, Civility & Transformation
Mar 27, 2019 • 47 min
From Praveen’s childhood, growing up in a Hindu family, to his later conversion to Christianity and his entry into science, he has gained great insight into the science and faith conversation. With grace and humility, Praveen shares some of that insight…
Francis Collins | Finding a New Story
Mar 27, 2019 • 48 min
Dr. Francis Collins is a physician and geneticist known for spearheading the Human Genome Project and for his landmark discoveries of disease genes. Collins founded the BioLogos Foundation in November 2007 and served as its president until August 16,…
Introducing Language of God
Feb 7, 2019 • 3 min
BioLogos brings you a podcast about science and Christian Faith. Featuring the voices of experts & thinkers, scientists & theologians, and stories from people who are finding a harmony between faith and science.